Marcus Wareing holding a piece of steak in a field from Tales from a Kitchen Garden

About Marcus


Marcus made his official television debut in 2014, joining Gregg Wallace and Monica Galetti as a judge on MasterChef: The Professionals. In 2022, he anchored the first season of Tales from a Kitchen Garden, documenting his journey of discovery with his small holding in East Sussex. Find out more about where he is popping up next below.

Marcus Wareing standing on Masterchef set with his hands in pockets

MasterChef: The Professionals

MasterChef: The Professionals puts professional chefs from all over the country through their paces, all under the watchful eye of Marcus Wareing, Gregg Wallace and for season 15, Anna Haugh.

Marcus joined the MasterChef family in 2014 for his first season of MasterChef: The Professionals, alongside Gregg Wallace and Monica Galetti. Since then, he has cooked countless skills tests and delivered fair feedback to over 100 professional chefs who have walked through the studio doors.

Marcus has just finished filming his ninth season of the show, due for release in Autumn 2022 on BBC One.

Catch up with Marcus on Masterchef: The Professionals

Marcus Wareing in a boat behind some reeds from Tales from a Kitchen Garden

Marcus Wareing's Tales from a Kitchen Garden

Marcus Wareing's Tales from a Kitchen Garden sees Marcus venture into the world of farming and growing for the very first time, travelling across the UK to discover the secrets of the country's best farmers, producers and gardeners, all in aid of transforming his kitchen garden in East Sussex.

With his chef jacket off, Marcus gets his hands dirty, learning about everything from ​pig and chicken rearing and soil health to growing vegetables and preserving ingredients. Along the way, he meets Mangalitza pigs in North Yorkshire, longhorn cows in Shropshire and free-range chickens in Leicestershire, as well as visiting Devon for ducks, Kent for apples and his native Lancashire to meet Lonk sheep.

Marcus finishes each episode with a little cookery, using his own produce ​​to create sublime salads, delicious desserts and magnificent mains that let the ingredients shine.

Catch up on the first season of Tales from a Kitchen Garden